Features

Make Perfect Scents

Landscapes

Planting for fragrance multiplies the sensory pleasure of your garden. The top priorities on everyone’s landscaping list are great visuals—see-worthy color and texture throughout the year. Many homeowners also want […]

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Color It Coastal

Interiors

Sea-glass hues, subtle maritime touches and easygoing finishes inspire a beach-friendly home at the Jersey shore. The adage “if you build it they will come” rings true for Sherry and […]

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Closet Class

Interiors

Lessons in delivering the best possible function―just for you. A well-designed closet—with attractive, carefully planned rods, cubbies, shelves, drawers and more—maxes out personalized, easy-access storage in the space. To achieve […]

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Always Wash Your Hands

Art & Antiques

Aquamanilia were created for the purpose. From ancient Rome and Islamic cultures to the Byzantine empire and medieval Europe, ritual hand-washing was done for both symbolic and sanitary reasons (probably […]

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Art (with an explanation)

Art & Antiques

A visit to the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers Newark. In an art world that can often seem hermetically sealed off from the rest of society, the Paul Robeson Galleries […]

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Winners at the Window

Interiors

Experts reveal their favorite treatments. Design NJ invited six window-treatment companies and designers to show off their favorite projects from the past year. They made their choices on the basis […]

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Weathering the Storm

Architecture

A builder and architect create a shore home with the latest weather-resistant features. People have been more mindful for some time—even before Hurricane Sandy—of the need to build weather-resistant homes, […]

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Unexpected Mix

Interiors

A designer mixes masculine and feminine elements—with a touch of the unexpected—to craft a stylish, contemporary master bedroom suite. 2015 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE OF NEW JERSEY IN SADDLE RIVER An elegant […]

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Under the Moon

Interiors

An unusually shaped powder room with no windows creates a design challenge. 2015 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE OF NEW JERSEY IN SADDLE RIVER Imagine stargazing on a moonlit night. The stars twinkle […]

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